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English[]

Pronunciation[]

Etymology 1[]

Old English impa ("graft"). Cognate with Danish ympe, German Impf, Swedish ymp.

Noun[]

Singular
Imp

Plural
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Imp ({{{1}}})

  1. (obsolete) A young shoot of a plant, tree etc. Template:Defdate
  2. (obsolete) A scion, offspring; a child. Template:Defdate
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene I.3:
      And thou most dreaded impe of highest Ioue, / Faire Venus sonne, [...] come to mine ayde [...].
  3. A child of the Devil; a malevolent supernatural creature, similar to a demon but smaller and less powerful. Template:Defdate
  4. A mischievous child. Template:Defdate
Synonyms[]
  • (mischievous child) brat, urchin
Related terms[]
  • impish
Translations[]
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Etymology 2[]

Old English impian, apparently ultimately from a Latin source. Cognate with German impfen.

Verb[]

Infinitive
to Imp

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to Imp (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)

  1. (obsolete) To plant or engraft.
  2. (falconry) To engraft feathers into a bird's wing.
    "For, if I imp my wing on Thine",--Herbert (1633)
  3. To eke out, strengthen, enlarge.

Anagrams[]

  • imp,
  • MIP
  • PIM
  • PMI

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